drifting


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drift·ing

 (drĭf′tĭng)
n.
1. A technique in motorsports in which the driver briefly oversteers at the start of a turn, causing the rear of the vehicle to enter a controlled lateral skid until the turn is complete.
2. A competitive sport based on this technique.

drifting

(ˈdrɪftɪŋ)
n
accumulation (of snow)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drifting - aimless wandering from place to placedrifting - aimless wandering from place to place
roving, vagabondage, wandering - travelling about without any clear destination; "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"
Adj.1.drifting - continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to anotherdrifting - continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"
Translations

drifting

[ˈdrɪftɪŋ] Nnieve f acumulada (después de una tormenta)

drifting

n (= drifting snow)Schneeverwehungen pl
References in classic literature ?
They are drifting nearer and nearer to the open sea.
Out in the centre of the slough there was a slight current, and in our excitement we failed to notice that it was drifting us into the river.
It was plain that they had shoved off a native canoe and embarked upon the bosom of the stream, and as the ape-man's eye ran swiftly down the course of the river beneath the shadows of the overarching trees he saw in the distance, just as it rounded a bend that shut it off from his view, a drifting dugout in the stern of which was the figure of a man.
Our gloves are glued with the frozen blood, Our eyes with the drifting snow; But we come back to our wives again, Back from the edge of the floe!
I'd be popping up every minute or so to see where I was and if I wasn't drifting too far out.
She was drifting some fifty feet above the ground, followed by all but some hundred of the warriors who had been ordered back to the roofs to cover the possibility of a return of the fleet, or of reinforcements.
With the snapping of her tail-shaft her life seemed suddenly to depart from her big body, and from a stubborn, arrogant existence she passed all at once into the passive state of a drifting log.
So they sat still and waited and, even while they were wondering what could be done, the raft slowed down, stopped, and began drifting the other way--in the direction it had first followed.
Instead we have drifted, and that drifting has eroded our resources, fractured our economy, and shaken our confidence.
I saw an abandoned boat, very small and remote, drifting down-stream; and throwing off the most of my sodden clothes, I went after it, gained it, and so escaped out of that destruction.
We found nothing until we had reached a point a few miles above the spot where I had first seen the launch drifting down toward us, and there I discovered the remnants of a recent camp fire.
That there was something radically wrong with the flier was evident from its lack of buoyancy, and the further fact that though Thurid had turned twice to the starting lever the boat still hung motionless in the air, except for a slight drifting with a low breeze from the north.